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How to Draw a Cartoon Car Step by Step - 15 Easy Steps!

  • By Joanna | updated in December, 2023
Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to learn how to draw a Cartoon Car in just 15 simple steps!

Cartoon Car Drawing

In this fun and easy cartoon car drawing tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a cartoon car step by step.

This cartoon car drawing step by step tutorial is great for beginner artists (both kids and adults) who want to improve their drawing skills.

Cartoon cars are amazing ways for kids to express themselves through art and don’t require much skill.

Once your supplies are ready, follow these steps to create your cartoon car drawing.

What You’ll Need

We’ll be creating our cartoon car drawing using the following materials:

  • A piece of paper
  • A pencil
  • An eraser

How to Draw a Cartoon Car Step by Step

Follow along with this easy cartoon car drawing.

If you’ve got your art supplies ready, let’s get started!

Cartoon Car Drawing

The collage above shows each step of the process so you know what your cartoon car drawing should look like at each stage. 

Instructions on How to Draw Cartoon Car

Tip: Make sure you don’t press too hard on the paper when you draw your pencil lines so that you can correct your mistakes with an eraser as you go through the tutorial.

How to Create a Cartoon Car Picture

Step 1: Draw the Car’s Body

Start by drawing a large half-circle shape for the entire car using a light pencil stroke. Make sure that the car has rounded corners.

Draw a curved line. Then draw a horizontal line and connect it to the bottom of the curved line.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 2: Draw the Window

Draw another curved line and connect it with a horizontal line inside the car’s body to create the window. Then add a small vertical line inside on the left to create a smaller window.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 3: Draw the Doors

Draw a small rectangle just below the bigger window on the right. This will be the car’s door.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 4: Draw the Wheels

Draw two circles using the same light pencil stroke. Add a small circle in the middle of each wheel to give it more detail.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 5: Create the Front of the Car

Draw a curved line coming out of the front of the car (in line with the middle of the door and window)

Then, join the curved line to the car at the bottom with a small horizontal line.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 6: Erase Your Pencil Marks

Erase any unwanted pencil marks.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 7: Draw the Front Light Eye

Draw a small circle at the front of your car drawing to create an eye shape. Then add some small vertical lines for eyelashes and shade the eye to give it more character.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 8: Draw the Car’s Mouth

Draw a triangle shape to create a mouth. Then shade it in.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 9: Draw the Door Handle

To create the door handle, draw a small rectangular shape in the middle of the front door. If you decide to draw a bigger car next, you can add more doors and more door handles.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 10: Draw the Tail Light

Draw another circle at the back of your car drawing. This will be used as the tail light of your cartoon car.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 11: Draw the Side Mirror

Draw a small half-circle shape. Then add a small rectangle and connect both to create a side mirror.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 12: Finish the Bottom of the Car

Draw a curved line at the back and front of the car’s bottom, and two horizontal lines in the middle.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 13: Outline the Car

Outline the car using a darker pencil stroke. Then finish the wheels with several small lines inside each wheel.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 14: Add Shading

Add a criss-cross pattern to the left of the door and the back of the car. Then use your fingers to smudge the entire car to add a shading effect.

Cartoon Car Drawing

Step 15: Final Product

  • Add small lines inside the wheels
  • Draw horizontal lines for the floor under the car
  • And add tiny reflection lines to windows and the car body to complete the cartoon car drawing.
Cartoon Car Drawing


There you have it. Now you know how to draw a car cartoon!

Don’t worry if your cartoon car drawing isn’t perfect the first time, the more you practice the better you will get!

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new!

Be sure to practice this cartoon car drawing until you get it just right.

Then, try drawing different objects like a jet or a bus.

Soon, you’ll be a master at car drawing!

Looking for more drawing tutorials? Search our list of 101+ Drawing Ideas!

Happy drawing!



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